If you want to reduce unhealthy stress, start by identifying the problems and situations that create stress - then learn to manage them by practicing general techniques of stress protection, such as breathing exercises. As for supplements, consider the following:
1. Omega-3 (fish oil) supplement
Omega-3 fish oil supplement from molecularly distilled fish oil. A deficiency in omega-3 fatty acids has been associated with increased anxiety and depression.
2. Valerian (Valeriana officinalis)
An extract from the root of this flowering perennial, valerian contains essential oils that have been shown to help some people more effectively deal with stress.
3. Calcium and magnesium
Both calcium and magnesium are involved in many key physiologic processes and may help support healthy sleep, as well as muscle relaxation.
4. St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum)
Extracts of this flowering herb, St. John's wort, is indigenous to Europe, and may help boost mood and maintain a healthy emotional outlook.
Article courtesy of Dr. Andrew Weil's website, published December 30, 2012, and found here.